The Information Systems Journal (ISJ) is part of Wiley’s Early View workflow. Articles which have been fully copy-edited and peer-reviewed are published online in Early View (on Wiley’s website) before the print edition of the journal is published. The result is faster publication of the latest research.
To view all the articles currently available, please visit the Wiley page here.
Early View articles are fully peer reviewed, edited and complete – they only lack page numbers and volume/issue details – and are considered fully published from the date they first appear online. This date is shown within the published article online. Because Early View articles are considered fully complete, changes cannot be made to an article after the online publication date even if it is still yet to appear in print. Upon publication in the printed issue the article will be removed from the Early View area and will appear instead in the relevant online issue, complete with page numbers and volume/issue details.
As they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.The articles are available as full text HTML or PDF and can be cited as references by using their DOI numbers. For more information on DOIs, see here.
The specific advantages of such a workflow include:
(1) faster publication of articles;
(2) smoother “constant” flow of work;
(3) shorter acceptance-to-publication dates and overall schedule;
(4) very advantageous to authors and encourages submissions;
(5) OnlineEarly articles are available for reprint when they are posted online.